Executive reports, 1930-47; executive minutes, 1920-36; conference reports, 1920-36; amalgamation report, 1940-2; publications; rulebooks; London Power branch: minutes, 1946-74; secretary's corres., 1946-75; Regional Engineering Whitley Council minutes, 1946-70. Includes some records of the Society of Post Office Engineers, the Telephone Traffic Officer's Association and others.
Society of Post Office Executives
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 SPO
- Dates of Creation1910 - 1994
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description51 boxes (20 [MSS.124], 31 )
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Society of Post Office Engineering Inspectors was founded in 1910. In 1942 it amalgamated with the Society of Post Office Engineering Chief Inspectors and became the Society of Post Office Engineering Inspectorate. In 1947 some staffs from the Hull Telephone Corporation were assimilated and the name was changed to the Society of Telecommunication Engineers. This society amalgamated with the Telecommunication Traffic Officers' Association in 1969 to form the Association of Post Office Executives. An instrument of amalgamation was effected with the Society of Post Office Engineers in 1972 when the name of the organisation was again changed to the Society of Post Office Executives. In 1975 the Telecommunications Sales Superintendents' Association transferred its engagements to the society. From 1982/3 the union was known as the Society of Telecom Executives. The union changed its name to Connect in January 2000. In 2010 Connect merged with Prospect and became the communications sector of Prospect.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/SPO
Four volumes of minutes and circulars were delivered to the Centre on the 8th March 1976 by Mrs Thomas, Office Organiser at the Society of Post Office Executives. The material is deposited on indefinite loan. Accruals are listed below.
19th May 1976 : 3 boxes of minutes and publications collected by Janet Druker from the Society of Post Office Executives office [indefinite loan]; 1st October 1987 : 17 bundles of files, publications and minutes books collected by unaccompanied van from Mr Mussett of the Communication Managers' Association [indefinite loan].
In June 2011 Connect deposited a further 18 boxes of records of the predecessor unions. These are catalogued here with accession number 797.